SCORE - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises

Improving productivity, sustainability and job quality in SMEs



The SCORE programme supports practical training and in-factory counselling that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Read More

The SCORE programme shares the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 of a better, more inclusive world, particularly in relation to the world of work. SCORE aligns with Goals 5, 8, 9 and 12 as it helps SMEs improve working conditions and processes, particularly by mainstreaming gender, promoting decent work, achieving cleaner and more sustainable production patterns and enabling SMEs to participate in global supply chains.

SCORE Focus On...

  1. ILO & ETI Collaborate to deliver SCORE Training

    ILO and ETI to bring SCORE Training to suppliers of international brands in Guangdong and Shanghai

  2. World Environment Day 2017

    SCORE Training contributes to cleaner production and increased productivity in SMEs

  3. Our impact, their voice

    When soft skills land hard returns

    The SCORE programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Viet Nam.

SCORE Facts & Figures (as at April 2017)

  • Over 1,100 SMEs have undertaken SCORE Training by ILO partner organisations and trainers
  • These SMEs represent a total workforce of over 270,000 workers that have benefited from enterprise improvements
  • More than 8,700 managers and workers have jointly participated in SCORE Training
  • 49% of SCORE Training participants came from the middle to upper management levels, 51% were workers and 32% of participants were women
  • 88% Global average rate of satisfaction with SCORE Training
In 2015, SCORE's Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system was audited by an external auditor and found 87% compliant with the DECD standard.
(For more information see Project Documentation).

SCORE at work around the world

SCORE Countries and Target Sectors
For more details on SCORE in each country please refer to the SCORE Country website links that can be found in the right hand menu of this page.